Main Street Book Club
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Wednesday • May 24 • 6:30pm
Mill Creek store
Join Main Street book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Adam Haslett offers a ferociously intimate story of familial devotion and the effects of a father's legacy of mental illness. When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him.
The consequences of this choice echo in the next generation when their brilliant, music-obsessed eldest son is found to have inherited his father's precarious condition. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of their familyparents Margaret and John and children Michael, Celia, Alecthis gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel illuminates their struggles with such depth, tenderness, and vivid detail that readers feel they've not just read about them, but lived among them.
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Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.
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